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The Scientists Engaged in Education Research (SEER) center at the University of Georgia (UGA) seeks an applicant for a postdoctoral research scholar in STEM education. The postdoctoral scholar will join a large-scale NSF-funded project to promote institutional transformation in undergraduate STEM education. The postdoctoral scholar will work with a highly collaborative team of discipline-based education researchers to investigate thinking and actions relevant to STEM education among faculty, departments, and the administration. The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised directly by Dr. Tessa Andrews and will work with other project leadership, including Drs. Paula Lemons, Peggy Brickman, Erin Dolan, and Sarah Covert. Candidates must have: (a) a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline, STEM education, higher education, or a closely related field; (b) a strong record of publication; (c) demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research; (d) high self-motivation to develop research questions, design, and analyses. Preference will be given to applicants with the following characteristics: strong written and oral communication skills; experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods; and experience with management and organization of large projects. The postdoctoral scholar will join a vibrant community of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the area of biology education research, as well as the SEER center community, which gathers and supports researchers studying undergraduate education across STEM disciplines. There are many opportunities for professional development and opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar to develop their own interests and projects in STEM education research. This position is full-time with a flexible start date as early as November 2018 with the possibility of renewal for multiple years. Candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of STEM education research interests (2 pg. limit), and contact information for three professional references to The salary is $50,000 with associated benefits. Review of applications will begin September 30 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Tessa Andrews ( with any questions. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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